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HOBJ1136

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number HOBJ1136
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Photographer Hobson, Phillip Oliver
Place made Japan: Kure
Date made 16 August 1950

Description

Kure, Japan. The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Robert G. Menzies, inspecting BCOF Support Company, 3rd Battalion, during his tour of the area. Shown: 4/172 Staff Sergeant J. Ryan; Private (Pte) F. Jenkins; 6/4604 Pte E. K. Bates; 2/45222 Corporal W. R. Ward; Major I. B. Ferguson, Officer Commanding; Lieutenant Colonel F. S. Walsh, Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion; Captain (Capt) J. W. Callander; Capt Homerston, Aide-de-Camp; Mr Menzies. The Photographer squatting at centre and holding a Speed Graphic camera is thought to be Sergeant Claude Holzheimer, an official photographer with the Military History Section of the Australian Army. An unidentified movie cameraman, probably from a newsreel company is filming the inspection with a stand mounted camera (far right). Two other BCOF cameramen are recording the inspection. One is filming with a hand held movie camera (far left) and Warrant Officer Class 1Harold Vaughan Dunkley (second from left, wearing a beret) is loading a new sheet of film at the back of his Speed Graphic.